Charlottetown is a town in Nunatukavut of about 290 people in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Take a look below for 11 interesting and awesome facts about Charlottetown, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
1. It was said to be founded by Benjamin Powell in 1950 and named for Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: “I thought that maybe someday the place would be the capital of the bay, the same way Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island.”
2. Situated on a sheltered inlet on the Labrador coast, Charlottetown was served by a coastal ferry service until the completion of the Trans-Labrador Highway in 2002 (now Route 514).
3. There is also a small airport.
4. Charlottetown provides a bridgehead and services to the remote community of Norman’s Bay.
5. Many people have occupations related to the shrimp fishery.
6. Most of the occupations in Charlottetown consist of the Shrimp Plant (Labrador Choice Seafood Ltd.).
7. Charlottetown contains three restaurants: Wentzell’s Takeout (often referred to as Wentzies), Seatown Cafe, and Little John’s Takeout.
8. There is also an old fishing community near by named Square Islands.
9. Majority of the people that live in Charlottetown used to live in Square Islands.
10. There are two retail stores, Labrador Retail Ltd. & Powell’s store.
11. There is an all-grade school in Charlottetown named William Gillett Academy.